MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Continue To Climb

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May 9, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder

Kevin Pillar

(11) celebrates the win with Toronto Blue Jays shortstop

Ryan Goins

(17) at the end of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

15. Cincinnati Reds (15-16) The Reds were able to take the series from the Pirates to start the week, but struggled against the White Sox over the weekend. The opener was postponed, which gave us a doubleheader on Saturday, which the teams split. Aroldis Chapman showed that he was human blowing a game Sunday, while the Reds were the first of what will be many teams to fall victim to Carlos Rodon, who picked up his first career win in the second game of the doubleheader.

14. Chicago Cubs (15-15) The Cubs cannot figure out the Brewers. They have lost series to the Brewers on consecutive weekends, with three losses in a four-game series against the Cardinals sandwiched in between. On a positive note, Jon Lester has won consecutive starts as he is getting it together on the mound, and Kris Bryant hit his first home run of his career Saturday night. A problem though is that the bullpen is a mess, and something they have to figure out to get back on track.

13. Toronto Blue Jays (16-16) It was a strong week for the Blue Jays, who disposed of AL East foes Yankees and Red Sox, taking both series. They will have a chance to make it three for three when they take on the Orioles to start the week before traveling to take on the Houston Astros for their road trip. Aaron Sanchez looks to be figuring things out on the mound as well, as the Blue Jays phenom has dropped his ERA each start this season, giving up only two earned runs in May.

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